I think as we're starting to see Western(US/Europe) interest in Korea, Korean style is blooming...like a plant in the sunlight.
LG and Samsung dominate the tv market. They offer the next big thing consistently year after year at CES, even if we don't realise we want it. Just like Apple used to do. The initial ipod launch is the best example of that. It wasn't the first mpg player, just the most desirable. And, consequently, the most essential.
K-pop is wildly popular. Korean athletes are known worldwide. In CA, Korean immigrants have revitalized areas in cities such as Los Angeles and Oakland.
Beacuse of the strong history between Korea and Japan, there are some similarities. Westerners see the style as familiar yet new. That's very attractive.
While I'm 100% committed to Apple gear (and right now see no need to change that), I have to admit some of the Samsung phones I've seen around town look very tantalizing. I'd love to know more about what, if any, are stand-out components and if this tear down reveals anything interesting about Samsung's design choices compared to Apple or any of its other competitors. Any one out there have any insights?
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.